Matthew 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Today’s Stampin’ Sisters in Christ challenge is hosted by Lovely Linda! She chose Matt. 6:21 (above) and her challenge is so fitting: Use something you treasure on your card - whether it be bling, flowers, something new or have been saving for a long time - show us your treasures!
About My Card: I chose to use my new digi set from Doodle Pantry called Asian Garden. Love how peaceful this scene is… and who wouldn’t treasure peace in their life? This card is full of my crafting treasures, like this designer paper from Prima called Madeline (which sounds like my daughter Madalyn, who I treasure *wink*), pearls, and satin ribbon.
My Thoughts: Sometimes I get crafting things that I absolutely love and just have a hard time using it because once I do I won’t have it anymore. That’s prolly where hoarding comes from, ya think? Going back the Scripture, I want to share a little bit more of the surrounding verses. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matt. 6:19-21 When wealth is coveted, and is a priority in our life, it becomes a god. And “No one can serve two masters.” Matt. 6:24. If you think about it this way… the things that we have on earth that can be burned up by a fire… damaged in a flood… lost or stolen from us, those are the things that this verse is talking about and can cause our heart great disappointment, but if we cherish the things of heaven, they cannot be taken away and will never disappoint. They are “reserved in heaven for you" and "kept by the power of God through faith".
I think we’d all agree that our family is very much a treasure and priority in our life… but so are my friends and blogging buddies out there too (to a different extent of course), but none the less, you all lift me up and encourage me and who I run to when I’m either bored, frustrated, hurting, or excited—think of all the things we blog about! And this SSIC challenge is a “treasure” too because we are investing in things of heaven, which is perhaps why I went back to the team. To spread God’s Word to a large community of crafters, some of who might not hear the Scriptures otherwise, and to fellowship with other believers and lift each other up. (The things God instructs us to do.)
Anyways, I think that Linda created this challenge so that we get out those things we love (and hoard) and use them in our creation this week. Give it away to someone from your heart. It won’t do anyone good if it sits in a drawer! LOL.
Let’s see what crafty treasures YOU have to use this week! Come join us at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge blog, and 3 of you will be chosen for our Shining Star award, and ONE of you will win a cute stamp set by Simon Says Stamp! =) See what the rest of the Design Team created: